GSK sales rep runs marathon to ‘save the children’

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Company pledges to match every dollar raised by staff

An ambitious global partnership between healthcare company GSK and one of the world’s most recognised international charities Save the Children has inspired one man to achieve his dream of competing in one of the world’s biggest marathons.

GSK Sales Representative Indranil Halder will be running in the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in April as part of his personal pledge to raise money for the partnership.

“I am running in the Paris Marathon to help raise funds to tackle society’s most pressing health challenges that affects hundreds of thousands of children worldwide. I thought this would be a good opportunity to firstly help others and fulfil the social responsibility of not just my company but also myself,” says Indranil.

Save the Children and GSK have been working together for eight years on a number of public health projects, including GSK’s initiative to reinvest 20 per cent of the profits it makes in least-developed-countries in community programmes to strengthen healthcare infrastructure, primarily through the training of community health workers.

In 2013, the company announced a five-year strategic partnership focused on leveraging staff fundraising to deliver programs that would impact the lives of one million children around the world.

GSK has pledged to match every dollar raised by staff. All money raised will go to global Save the Children programs as well as here in Australia.

You can help Indranil achieve his pre-matched fundraising target of $12,000 by making an online donation—big or small, every dollar counts.

Please log in: savethechildrenfundraising.org.au/events/indys-gsk-marathon-for-save-the-children

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